Thursday, October 4, 2007

How to become a DBA from a Developer

Today, I was listening to an audio talk show on RunAsRadio about being a better DBA. This show was hosted by Richard Campbell and Greg Hughes with Brad McGhee as the guest.
Brad gave some real good tips for becoming a better DBA.

Here are a few tips from the show:
  • Love the DBA work. If you are not going to love something, you will never be able to understand it.
  • Take responsibility. This is the only way you will be able to learn something new.
  • Understand your organization's data. This will help you a lot in better structuring your databases.
  • You have to be a good Problem Solver.
  • Read Books...this is one of the easiest ways to learn something quickly. I still prefer books to electronic media.
  • Take Classes/Training.
  • Participate in forums.
  • Be active in your community and attend events (like PASS).
  • Always keep looking for the Dirtiest, hardest jobs. This will help you by giving you new harder challenges everyday.....keeps your brain sharp.
  • Be proactive (prepare for next failure).
These are only a few tips and if you want to know more, you check out the audio here.
Thanks for the great show guys and keep on coming up with such shows....

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